Bishop Ward and Edgar DeJesus discuss #GivingTuesday and the Philippines in this Connections video.
Watch Bishop Ward’s final video on Advent. Read the transcript below. “May Christ come to you with fullness of hope, joy, peace and love this Christmas. We light the Christ candle as a sign of welcome to the one who comes to fill our hearts and lives with these magnificent gifts of God. Christ is… Continue Reading→
Watch Bishop Ward’s video on the fourth week of Advent above. Read the transcript below. “Christmas is very near. The candles burn with a bright invitation. Come, Lord Jesus, bring peace, bring hope, bring joy, bring love. This is the celebration of God’s love coming down to us at Christmas. God has come to dwell… Continue Reading→
Watch Bishop Ward’s video on the third week of Advent. The transcript is listed below. “Advent joy to you as we continue the holy journey toward Christmas. The third candle of Advent is lit for joy. This stable was created as a Christmas gift by my husband, Mike, and our son, Jason. He was a… Continue Reading→
Grace and peace to you in this holy season of Advent. The second week of Advent, we focus on the gift which Christ comes to give. The second candle is lit for peace and we pray for peace, peace in our hearts, peace in our homes, peace in our churches, peace in our communities, and… Continue Reading→
Watch Bishop Ward’s message about the first week of Advent above and read the transcript below. “Come Lord Jesus. This is the ancient prayer for this beautiful radiant season of Advent, the season in which we light candles week by week. This first week, the candle is lit for hope; the second, the candle for… Continue Reading→
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) – What if you went shopping for hope instead of giving in to hype this Christmas? How much difference could you make in the world? The United Methodist Church is encouraging people to think “outside the gift box” to make Christmas more about substance and less about stuff as it launches its… Continue Reading→